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Aol: Treefrog one of the op picks for the best arthritis pain relief cream

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Arthritis affects one in five adults in the United States. It is also a leading cause of work disability, with an estimated $300 billion spent annually on medical care and lost wages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there are over 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, Dr. Gendai Echezona, a fellowship-trained, triple board-certified anesthesiologist specializing in interventional pain management, tells AOL, “Those affected by arthritis may experience stress, mood changes, disrupted sleep, and fatigue affecting their overall health and happiness,” adding that, “Implementing lifestyle modifications and medical treatments can contribute to alleviating pain and improving quality of life.”

Being that arthritis pain can leave you feeling constantly drained and can prevent you from enjoying simple tasks like walking, typing, or opening a jar, we spoke to our panel of medical experts (board-certified doctors, surgeons, joint-pain specialists, chiropractors, and physical therapists) about what over-the-counter arthritis pain relief options were best for managing pain. With their input, we researched more than 35 cream-based products designed to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. Each was evaluated based on factors such as active ingredients, ease of application, cost, brand reputation and customer reviews. Below are our top picks for the best arthritis pain relief creams, according to expert guidance and meticulous research.

Treefrog Topical Pain Relief

Best splurge-worthy arthritis pain relief cream

Cost: $40 | Key ingredients: Symphytum officinale extract 10X, rosmarinus officinale extract 1X, menthol, camphor | Cooling, warming, neutral effect: Cooling | Scent: Cinnamon

For those willing to splurge on a high-quality, all-natural pain relief cream, Treefrog’s Topical Pain Relief Cream contains powerful ingredients like Symphytum officinale extract, also known as comfrey, which has been used for centuries to relieve pain and inflammation. Other noteworthy ingredients include rosmarinus officinale extract (commonly known as rosemary), menthol and camphor.

The product itself is light, non-greasy, and absorbs within minutes, leaving a soft, silky feel. The scent of cinnamon is refreshing and not overpowering, and it doesn’t have a strong menthol smell despite containing menthol.

Another perk of this cream is its eco-friendly packaging and sustainable sourcing of ingredients. The product is also vegan and cruelty-free. It’s worth mentioning that it leaves a slight red hue on light-colored skin after application, but this dissipates quickly.